Community Profile Videos


Welcome to Richmond Industrial Development Corporation

Meet John McPhearson, President of the RIDC introduces and also CEO of Lectrodryer. The RIDC is an arm of the city government of City of Richmond, and we are here to serve and support the industrial and manufacturing concerns in the city. We are please to thank all existing businesses and welcome any new businesses who would like to relocate to the City of Richmond.

Meet Rob Minerich, the City Manager of Richmond KY, who introduces the advantageous location and amenities of our area that offers accessiblity to major highways, an airport and within 600 miles to 50% of the United States population. With golf courses, parks, water park, theatres, Richmond offers a pleasant quality of life.

Why choose Richmond KY for your business? Hear interviews from:

  • Rob Dillard, Plant Manager of Thunder Tool & Manufacturing
  • Troy Baxter, Plant Manager of Enersys
  • Beth Engle, Principal of Madison County Area Technology Center
  • David Stipes, Executive Director of RIDC
  • Robert Blythe, Mayor of the City of Richmond

Madison County, KY – Open for Business

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Madison County is a land rooted with the frontiersman spirit. Discovered by Daniel Boone in 1769, Madison County is place of discovery, entrepreneurship, ingenuity and entertainment. Madison County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Kentucky. Centrally located within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S. population, we define what it means to be ‘centrally located’. With a workforce of over 360,000 from a 13 county regional labor market, we can meet the needs of a changing global economy.

Our business community ranges from leading industrial manufacturers located in one of our three industrial parks to our active and growing small business and entrepreneurial community. In addition, the Blue Grass Army Depot which is over 14,000 acres provides unique military based development and works to attract public/private military projects. Six interstate exchanges on I75 and a short distance to I64, 2 major railways and the Central Kentucky Regional Airport with quick and easy access to the Bluegrass Airport, and within hour and an half to two international airports, Madison County provides transportation support to a variety of industries.

Both Eastern Kentucky University and Berea College attract young and vibrant scholars in the areas of nursing, aviation, science, agribusiness, law enforcement and more. With expansions on both campuses, our institutes of higher learning are attracting students from around the world. In addition, our vocational programs provide skills for those who interested in quickly entering the trades workforce.

Madison County has something for everyone, we pride ourselves on the quality of our hospitals, retirement and veteran friendly communities, our K12 education system and so much more. Whether in Berea, Richmond or Madison County, we offer an abundance of opportunities for sports, shopping, arts and culture, entertainment and just plain fun. Madison County is more than a location on a road map, we are a destination. So what are you waiting for? We are open for business.